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Extended Ramp Closure – Exit 2 (I-293) Brown Ave. northbound on-ramp closed to complete bridge work

Published: 03/27/2020 2:01 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

EXTENDED RAMP CLOSURE AT EXIT 2 IN MANCHESTER The Brown Avenue on-ramp to I-293 northbound closed to complete bridge work.   The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces that starting on Sunday, April 5, 2020 work on the I-293 northbound bridge over the Merrimack River will require an...

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To help reduce the spread of COVID-19

Published: 03/20/2020 12:47 PM - Tax Collector Announcements


To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, please refrain from visiting the Tax Office or Ordinance Violations Bureau until further notice.  Please visit and/or to submit payments online.  For inquiries, please email or call 603-624-6575.  Thank you for your patience as we currently have limited staff to fulfill your needs.

Information Regarding the Drop Off Facility

Published: 03/17/2020 3:04 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

ANNOUNCEMENT The Drop-Off Center will operate under standard hours only on Thursday, March 19, Saturday, March 21, Tuesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 26.  Operating hours for the week of March 30 are pending evolving circumstances of the state of emergency and will be decided as soon as possi...

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Updates to City of Manchester Services due to COVID-19

Published: 03/16/2020 5:07 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

In order to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and to keep city employees and Manchester residents safe, the City is limiting access to municipal buildings and person-to-person contact while still providing essential city services. If members of the public need to access city servic...

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Tax Office will close 12 noon today, 3/16/20 & then be closed to the public until further notice

Published: 03/16/2020 10:08 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

*****MESSAGE ALERT****  To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, please refrain from visiting the Tax Office or Ordinance Violations Bureau for the next 2 weeks.  The Tax Office will only be open until 12 noon today, Monday March 16 and then closed to the public until further notice.  The Tax Office...

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City Clerk's Office Closed for In-Person Services Until Further Notice

Published: 03/15/2020 4:00 PM - City Clerk Announcements

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the City Clerk's Office will be closed for in-person services until further notice.  Please utilize our online services at  To best reach us for all other City Clerk services, please email us  You may also call 603-624-6455 and leave a voicemail message.  Thank you for your patience during this time.

City Services Reconfigured due to COVID-19. If you must access city services, please CALL before ...

Published: 03/15/2020 3:30 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Advisory: City Services Reconfigured due to COVID-19. If you must access city services, please CALL before visiting a city building or go online to access services, such as bill payment. For more information, visit:

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Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar Monday, March 16th Postponed

Published: 03/15/2020 1:00 PM - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department announced today that it will be postponing its Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar for the Food Service Worker scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020.

We will post the new dates and times once they have been determined.

All Manchester Public Schools will be closed starting Monday. For more information please go to:&...

Published: 03/14/2020 4:59 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

All Manchester Public Schools will be closed starting Monday. For more information please go to:

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Sewer Replacement Work to Continue at Livingston Park Bath House Parking Lot 3/16/2020 through ...

Published: 03/13/2020 1:01 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

GVC Construction will continue sewer replacement work at Livingston Park in the bathhouse parking lot next week, 3/16/2020 through 3/19/2020.  Parking will be limited in that lot during work hours, however, the playground will be accessible. Work should be completed by 3/19/2020.

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Fun in the Sun Registration 2020 Information (UPDATE)

Published: 03/06/2020 - Parks & Recreation Announcements



Fun in the Sun Registration 2020 

Enter on Maple St side. 




Please pick the day and site you want to sign your child up at. 
Must have birth certificate and proof of residency 

Additional sign ups if not full 


For more info call 624-6444

NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 – March 4, 2020

Published: 03/04/2020 4:50 PM - Health Indicators

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) today is issuing the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19. DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.

What’s New

  • CDC Issues Self-Isolation Guidance for Travelers from Countries with a Level 2 and Level 3 Travel Alert

On March 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that travelers from countries with a Level 3 travel currently China, Iran, Italy and South Korea) are advised to stay home and monitor their health (i.e., self-quarantine) for 14 days after returning to the United States. Travelers from countries with a Level 2 level travel currently Japan) are advised to monitor their health and limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning to the United States.

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Manchester City Library News - Spring 2020

Published: 03/02/2020 6:00 PM - MCL Notes

Check out the latest issue of MCL Notes for updates from the Manchester City Library and West Manchester Branch Library! Inside you will find information about programs, events, and news items for the Manchester libraries over the next several months.  See you at the library!

Local Response Plans to Prevent 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published: 03/02/2020 4:18 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

While there have been no known cases of suspected or confirmed illness among residents who live within Manchester to-date, the City of Manchester Health Department (MHD), the Fire Department (MFD) and Mayor Joyce Craig, are jointly activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to support ongoing planning and coordination of prevention efforts to address the potential threat of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The EOC provides a mechanism for more efficient and effective communication among key stakeholders, including but not limited to elected officials, healthcare leadership, and emergency responders. Daily communication and coordination is also occurring with the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) to ensure alignment with state plans and dissemination of pertinent information from the federal level.

In addition, MHD, MFD, and partners have been working to create plans and build community capacity to respond to large-scale, infectious disease outbreaks since 9/11. These plans and infrastructure are serving as the foundation of our local prevention efforts and response to COVID-19, if warranted. We are communicating with health care partners to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information to guide clinical decision-making for their patients, as well as the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester School District, and local businesses. Lastly, we are working with NH DHHS daily to continuously monitor the situation in NH and proactively implement public health prevention measures based upon the best available science and in accordance with state law.

The following are steps that the public can take to help prevent COVID-19, as well as influenza and other respiratory illnesses, in general:

  • Wash your hands often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, especially before eating;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze and throw tissues in the trash after you use them;
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that may be contaminated, such as shared dining areas and doorknobs;
  • If you get sick, stay home from work, school, or daycare until your fever has been gone for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines;
  • Adhere to all travel advisories issued at a federal level; and
  • It is NOT necessary to bulk purchase face masks and other supplies for your home.

This is a developing situation that will require the public to check in frequently for the most current information.

  • A 24/7 phone line (603-271-4496) has been established by NH DHHS to answer questions from health care providers and the public.
  • Please visit the NH DHHS’s COVID-19 webpage for ongoing updates and information regarding the situation within NH. A City of Manchester webpage is also under development.
  • Please visit the following links for a Situation Summary and FAQs regarding COVID-19 at an international/federal level as of this media release.

Call for Photo Submissions

Published: 02/12/2020 10:23 AM - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department is seeking photo submissions for inclusion in the 2020 Comprehensive Master Plan update!

A comprehensive Master Plan is a policy document that details the City's long-term vision and goals and outlines the steps necessary to achieve them.

Images must be of Manchester and should include happy, active people of various ages, ethnicities, and ability levels whenever possible.

All images should be high-resolution (300 dpi or higher - 1600x1200 pixels preferred, 1280x960 pixels minimum)

Email submissions to and include your name and a brief description of the photo. SUBMIT BY APRIL 6

January 31, 2020 - Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Planning Charrette

Published: 01/24/2020 - Planning & Community Development Announcements

Friday, January 31, 3–5 pm and 5–7 pm
SNHU Millyard Building, 186 Granite Street

Join the TOD project team for an evening of envisioning new apartments, condos, offices, shops, parks, and plazas all within a 5- to 10-minute walk of a new bus hub and rail station in the South End of Downtown Manchester. This major public meeting is your opportunity to help set the direction for the future of the area as it moves from rail-ready to all-aboard!

The program will run twice, once from 3–5 pm and again from 5–7 pm, to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Drop-ins or partial attendance welcome!

During the event, free shuttle transportation will be provided along the length of Commercial Street in the Millyard. Millyard employees are encouraged to hop on the trolley to reach the venue.

For more information, please contact the project manager, James Vayo, at or (603) 669-4664.

Important Tips for Preventing Cold and Flu

Published: 01/16/2020 3:00 PM - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department is reminding the community that common colds, influenza (“the flu”) and other viruses, such as norovirus (“the stomach bug”), are actively circulating, statewide. These illnesses can be prevented if people take appropriate precautions to reduce their risk of infection.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “As with every year, we expect that common colds, influenza, and norovirus are present in the community. This is particularly true during the colder months when people spend more time in closer quarters. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of getting sick from these and other infections. Please review the following information on how you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthy.”


Stay healthy. Wash your hands!

Germs are everywhere!

Mayor Craig Announces Free Bus Service

Published: 12/11/2019 8:07 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) are pleased to announce that through December 31, all stops along Route 8 will be offered free of charge.

Mayor Craig and MTA Director Mike Whitten began this offering during the holiday season last year, and are pleased to be able to offer it for a second time.

"Downtown Manchester, the businesses along South Willow Street and the Mall of New Hampshire are all great places to do holiday shopping. By making travel free on Route 8, we’re hoping to give people using public transportation to shop or go to work a stress-free experience for the holidays,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I’d like to thank Director Mike Whitten for working with my office to offer free travel along this route for the second year in a row.”

“MTA is thrilled to again offer free transportation on Route 8, our most popular route in the entire MTA system,” said Director Mike Whitten, MTA. “This is a great opportunity to thank our passengers who ride the buses throughout the year and to also invite new members of the community who perhaps haven’t ridden a bus recently to come and check it out for free. Thank you to Mayor Craig and the City of Manchester for partnering with us again to bring back this very popular event.”

MTA Route 8 makes six regular loop stops -- the Downtown Manchester Doubletree Hotel, Michaels/Burlington Coat Factory Plaza on South Willow Street, Walmart on Gold Street, the Mall of New Hampshire, South Willow Street and Weston Road, and Downtown Manchester. For a full list of route stops and times, visit the MTA website.

Natural Resources Inventory RFP Submission Information

Published: 12/04/2019 2:11 PM - Planning & Community Development Announcements

The Manchester Conservation Commission has amended two aspects of its request for proposals for a natural resources inventory.  The incorrect submission date stated on the request for proposals has been corrected to Monday, December 23.  Also, the address for submission of proposals has changed to 195 McGregor Street, Suite 201, due to a temporary change of offices for the Manchester Planning and Community Development Department.

Additionally, the Commission established a new web page to provide information for consultants who are drafting proposals.  That web page can be found as a link on the Commission’s main page.  Any questions regarding the request for proposals asked by individual consultants will be posted to the website, along with answers, to ensure that all consultants have the same information. 


Manchester City Library News - Winter 2019-20

Published: 11/29/2019 11:00 AM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to MCL Notes!  Inside you will find information about the programs and events we have planned at the Manchester libraries over the winter months, as well as the latest news and updates.  Read all about it here!

Happy holidays from the Manchester City Library!

2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide Available

Published: 11/18/2019 10:00 AM - Health Indicators

The City of Manchester Health Department has just released its updated 2019-2020 Winter Resource Guide for Manchester residents.  The purpose of this guide is to provide residents, community organizations, and other City of Manchester departments with contact information for agencies that are providing local winter assistance for individuals and families in need. 

Please share this document with anyone who may benefit from these resources.


Published: 11/18/2019 7:00 AM - Tax Collector Announcements



We are currectly located at:

1000 Elm St., Suite 10 

(Brady Sullivan Plaza, first floor,next to the Post Office)


Google Map for Tax Collector Office as of 11-18-19 1000 Elm St Suite #10 (Brady Sullivan Plaza)


This move will be temporary due to the Renovation of City Hall West Wing.


15 Little Libraries Scheduled to be Installed Across Manchester

Published: 10/31/2019 12:00 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced a partnership with Girls at Work, Inc. to install fifteen miniature libraries across the community. Built by Girls at Work, Inc. volunteering during the Granite United Way’s Day of Caring, these little libraries are scheduled to be installed in parks, near schools, and at City Hall.

Made possible through support from Girls at Work, the Manchester Parks and Recreation Division and Manchester City Library, the fifteen little libraries will be a shared resource aimed to encourage and inspire a love of reading and community engagement. 

“This will be a wonderful resource to children across our city, and I’m thrilled to be involved in this project,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “I want to thank Girls at Work, the Parks and Recreation Division and the Library for their partnership and support for this effort. By making books accessible to children and students across Manchester, we are able to continue promoting early literacy to our young learners.”

“Girls at Work was extremely excited to partner with the City of Manchester on Granite United Way Day of Caring. We had the opportunity to teach volunteers from Acadia Insurance, Parkland Medical Center, St. Mary's Bank, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green and City Year how to build little libraries that will be displayed around the city,” said Elaine Hamel, Founder and Program Director, Girls at Work, Inc. “It's really fun to see the bonding happen with adults in an unfamiliar environment working toward a common goal of building for others. Thanks to everyone who came together to make it happen, and thanks to Granite United Way Day of Caring for bringing so many volunteers together to invest their time in our community.”

“The Manchester City Library supports literacy efforts in our community which is why we are proud to be partnering with Girls at Work, the City Parks and Recreation Division and the Mayor’s Office to support the installation of little libraries around our city,” said Denise van Zanten, Director, Manchester City Library.  “Little libraries play an integral role in communities by promoting literacy and providing access to materials for all ages.  We look forward to expanding our literacy efforts with our little library community partners.”

Reading is such an integral part of life so the Parks and Recreation Division is glad to be part of this tremendous group effort. Having free reading material available in parks and public places is a great way to encourage people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and expand their minds at the same time,” said Janet Horvath, Recreation and Enterprise Manager, Parks and Recreation Division. “Thanks go to our partners, Mayor Craig and her staff, Girls At Work and the City Library.  We can’t wait to see you outdoors enjoying the parks and reading!”

Over the next few days, the Manchester Parks and Recreation Division will install four little libraries at Livingston Park, Rock Rimmon Park, Sheridan Emmett Park, and Manchester City Hall. The remaining eleven libraries are scheduled to be installed in spring 2020.


The City of Manchester Health Department Celebrates its 180th Anniversary

Published: 10/23/2019 1:00 PM - Health Indicators

On October 26, 1839, the City of Manchester Board of Health was established, along with a system of police, to take measures for protection against fire. An excerpt is below from:

Manchester. A brief record of its past and a picture of its present, Clarke, Maurice D., comp., Clarke, John B. (John Badger), 1820-1891.1

To celebrate the Department’s history and present role as the City’s chief health strategist and neighborhood catalyst, we are pleased to announce the release of two documents – the Ten Commandments of Health from 1922 with a newly created version for 2019; and the Greater Manchester Community Health Needs Assessment.

The Ten Commandments of Health serve as a reminder of how the definition of health has changed over nearly 100 years since the first version was created. The 2019 version provides a greater emphasis on aspects of health that are not only physical, such as disease or illness, but behavioral health as well, such as the importance of getting exercise and eating healthy. One notable similarity is the recommendation for an annual vacation as a measure of wellbeing and mental health. The full stylized version can be found at:

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Mayor Craig Announces Second Annual ‘Halloween at City Hall’

Published: 10/15/2019 10:56 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced she will host the Second Annual ‘Halloween at City Hall’ event on October 31st. From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., students, parents and children are invited to come to City Hall to pick out a free book from the Bookmobile, meet the Mayor, grab a treat and show off their costumes.

“I’m excited we’re able to host Halloween at City Hall again this year,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “With support from the Manchester School District and Manchester City Library, the Bookmobile will be here to hand out free books everyone that stops by.”

Weather permitting, the event is scheduled to take place in City Hall Plaza, 900 Elm Street. In case of poor weather, Halloween at City Hall will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers inside City Hall.

Trick-or-treating in the City of Manchester is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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